The 42nd Federal Election

Can you believe that over 1400 students voted at Ryerson in the past four days? Students cast their ballots despite very long lines. Its no secret that students are determined to make their voice heard this Federal Election!

From October 5-8, polling stations were set up in 38 campuses across Canada, thanks to the Canadian Federation of Students working with Elections Canada to make voting more accessible for students. Over 42,000 students cast their ballot in the polls on college campuses!

Didn’t get to vote this week? You can still cast your ballot and make your voice heard.

1) Vote for any riding at an Elections Canada office 

Like the campus polling station, this allows you to vote for a candidate in your home riding. The closest Elections Canada Office to Ryerson is at Bloor and Sherbourne:

425 Boor Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R4

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closest TTC: Sherbourne Station

To find your local Elections Canada office, visit the Elections Canada WEBSITE.

The deadline to cast your vote for any riding (to vote by special ballot) is Tuesday, October 13 at 6p.m.

You don’t need to register in advance; you can register and vote at the polling station.

2) Vote in your home riding on Advance Voting Days

Going home this weekend? There are four advance voting days. Polls are open from noon to 8:00 p.m.

  • Friday, October 9
  • Saturday, October 10
  • Sunday, October 11
  • Monday, October 12

Your VOTER INFORMATION CARD tells you the address of your advance polling place. Don’t have a voter information card? You can also easily find your advance polling station on the Elections Canada WEBSITE.

You don’t need to register in advance; you can register and vote at the polling station.

3) Vote by mail

APPLY on the Elections Canada website to VOTE BY MAIL. The deadline to apply to vote by mail is Tuesday, October 13 at 6p.m.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your ballot is returned to the Elections Canada Office in Ottawa before 6p.m. on October 19, otherwise your vote will not be counted.

Visit the elections Canada WEBSITE for more information on how to vote by mail.

4) Vote on Election Day, October 19, 2015

If these options don’t work for you, you can still vote on Election Day,October 19, 2015.

If you received your voter information card by mail, it will have information on when and where you can vote. Haven’t received your voter information card? Visit the Elections Canada website to see where you can vote. Polls are open 9:30a.m.-9:30p.m.

You don’t need to register in advance, you can register and vote at the polling station.

More information

The Elections Canada website has information on ID REQUIREMENTS to vote, and VOTING FOR STUDENTS.

Let’s make Ryerson’s voice heard this election, go out and VOTE! 

This is an opportunity to set the direction and send a message about the kind of Canada you want!

Questions? Contact Elections Canada or CESAR at COMMUNICATIONS@MYCESAR.CA